For most of us, the way we apply mascara is a well-established routine. We do it pretty much every day: open your mouth, bat an eyelash in each eye, and that’s it. But have you ever wondered if you’re doing it right? It sounds simple, but applying mascara correctly can make all the difference. If you get clumps or smudges, it might not be because of the mascara, but because of how you apply it. To get the most out of your mascara, we have a few mascara hacks that might help!
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10 magical mascara tricks for your most beautiful lashes
#Not all mascara sticks are universal
Our first tip is to find the best mascara for you. Even the best mascara tricks can be useless if you don’t use the right product for you. If you have a smaller eye shape or monoliders, you will need to use a smaller wand to effectively reach all lashes. The point of mascara is that it gets to the root of the eyelashes. If you have small eyes, you can still use volumizing brushes with a large, dense shape; just look for companies that make scaled down versions that fit smaller eyes.
You can consult a makeup artist to find the best mascara for you
#Apply mascara after eyeshadow or eye product
It’s best to apply mascara last, after any other eye product. Why? Because trying to apply an eyeshadow after you’ve already applied mascara can mess up your lashes. Eyelashes can shift, causing them to clump or smear. So be sure to tint your lashes last! And before you put on your mascara, check out the best makeup trends for 2023!
For the best result, always follow the makeup steps carefully
#First, bend the eyelashes
After each eye product, grab your eyelash curler and apply mascara to your lashes. Curling your lashes after mascara can also cause them to clump and smudge. The best way to curl the lashes is to look down and then gently squeeze the eyelash curler over all the lashes. Hold them for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side. For an even better swing, you can first heat the eyelash curler with a hair dryer! Just make sure it’s not too hot before you use it. If a single flick of the eyelash curler isn’t enough, you can add curl to your lashes with a mascara brush. Simply roll the brush as you move it through your lashes.
One of the good old mascara tricks is to curl your lashes before applying mascara
#Don’t pump your brush into the tube
When you’re ready to apply your mascara, we recommend trying our next mascara trick: don’t pump the brush in and out of the tube. This will dry out the mascara over time. Instead, gently swirl the brush around inside the tube and then pull it out.
We recommend that you break the habit of pumping the brush into the mascara
#Don’t wave the wand back and forth
If you zigzag your ink stick, your lashes will also zigzag. Instead, wiggle the wand a little at the base and then pull it straight through your lashes. The wiggle effect helps separate the lashes and create the illusion of fullness.
You should be precise when applying the mascara
#Apply your mascara in phases
Do you know the feeling that you don’t have time to run your mascara pencil perfectly through your lash line? Yes, we aswell. That’s why Nina Leykind, British makeup artist, suggests applying the mascara in phases throughout the day when you find the time. She says that instead of a rushed coat of mascara in the morning, apply a light coat first, then another coat on your commute, and finally another coat at your desk. There’s nothing wrong with checking your mascara to make sure it’s as fresh as possible. That’s dedication to your look.
One of the best mascara tricks is to apply mascara throughout the day
#Apply powder to your lashes
Did you know that a little powder on your lashes before you apply your mascara can make your lashes look totally plump and full? This is one of our favorite mascara hacks. Just a bit of baby powder and a few coats of mascara are enough to create the lashes every woman in the world desires! Try it ladies! Before applying powder or mascara, be sure to apply a clear coat of primer to your lashes. Also read our tips for natural eyelash growth.
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#Use the “minking” technique
You may not have heard of this particular mascara trick, but it’s been used for ages. Minking is about you using two different colors of mascara to make your lashes appear much thicker and fuller. For example: brown and black! First use brown mascara and then mix it with black. This adds dimension to your lashes and makes them look so beautiful!
Minking is a very useful and easy technique to try
#Comb out your eyelashes
Another very useful mascara trick is to always have an eyelash comb handy when you do your makeup. You should comb out your eyelashes before and after applying the mascara. This separates your lashes so they don’t clump when you apply multiple coats of mascara. Comb them afterward and you’ll get rid of any lumps that have formed! While combing your lashes technically removes some mascara, it creates a cleaner, more attractive look and preserves fullness.
You should comb your eyelashes as carefully as you comb your hair
#Apply mascara to the bottom
Another mascara trick that will make your lashes look really full and thick is applying the mascara to the underside of your lashes. This pulls the lashes outwards a bit and makes them appear much longer and fuller! After mascaraing the lashes, mascara under the lashes and wiggle the wand a little to curl, thicken and lengthen them all at the same time. If your regular mascara brush is too big for your fine lower lashes, try another brush dipped in the same mascara. Complimentary disposable brushes are available at makeup counters, and they’re usually slim-line—perfect for precision.
One of the mascara tricks to make your eyes look bigger is to apply mascara to your lower lashes